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Nuclear Fission: Reaction to the Discovery in 1939

  • Author(s): Hodes, Elizabeth
  • Tiddens, Adolph
  • Badash, Lawrence
  • et al.

An examination of the initial reactions to the first laboratory based fission reaction, this document parallels the event to the openning of Pandora's box. Not only are the reactions to the benefits of Nuclear power analyzed but also the detrimental effects and negative applications.

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